Sunday, 1 May 2011

Lathyrus vernus (L.) Bernhardt

Latin name: Lathyrus vernus (L.) Berndhart
Familia: Fabaceae
Croatian name: Proljetna graholika
English name: Spring Pea, Spring Vetchling

Herbaceous perennial, up to 50 cm high bushy plant. Angled stem bears long pointed leaves and pink to violet flowers in clusters. It flowers in March and April. The fruit, about 5 cm long pod, bears several seeds. It can be found in woods, on lime rich soils.

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